Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by IanD, Feb 13, 2003.
A simple question (I hope). Has a film on DVD-18 ever been released?
I think it would be much better to use a dual layer double sided disc than to use 2 dvd-9 discs, but I suspect they are expensive to make, and dumb consumers will think they are getting less for their money if it doesn't say "2 disc set" on the box.
The original R1 release of Terminator 2 Ultimate Edition was on a single DVD-18. Later it moved to two DVD-9s.
The first release of a DVD-18 was for Stephen King's The Stand (it still comes on a DVD-18 as far as I know).
There are a few other DVD-18s out there as well but they are not commonly used.
I disagree with Cybersoga! (You said: "I think it would be much better to use a dual layer double sided disc than to use 2 dvd-9 discs, but I suspect they are expensive to make, and dumb consumers will think they are getting less for their money if it doesn't say "2 disc set" on the box.")
I'd much rather have 2 DVD-9's, than one double-sided disc, simply because it makes the disc easier to handle, less hassle in locating what I want to watch, and is less likely to get damaged.
Simply put, a DVD-19 is no different to a flipper disc. You have to swap sides to watch all the content. In that sense, they are worse than VHS.
Like the Squirrel said I have the T2 UE DVD 18 and I think its great, you won't believe how much time you save just flipping it over
DVD-19? I assume you mean DVD-18. You still have to swap discs with a 2 Disc DVD-9 release, compared with turning the disc over with a DVD-18, so why is that any worse? It's a dual layer dual sided disc, not the single layer dual sided disc that forced you to turn the disc over half way through watching a film. Instead of releasing "special edition" on 2 discs (1 dual layer disc (DVD-9) for the feature and 1 dual layer disc (DVD-9) for the extras), it could all be on one disc, and you would have to turn the disc over to access the special features instead of going back to the dvd case, finding disc 2 and changing the disc - more hassle than flipping the disc. I'd prefer if DVD-18 discs were used because 1 disc is easer to find and store than 2! Worse than VHS because you have to turn the disc over to access the special features rather than taking the disc out and inserting disc 2? or are you saying that 2 disc releases are also worse than VHS? whatever you are saying it sounds like rubbish!
I agree with you on all counts, apart from "less hassle in locating what I want to watch".
You do have to be ever so careful handling DVD-18s and DVD-10s and DVD-14s. Who's ever seen a DVD-14 though? Now that's a good 'un
Terminator (R1) (re-release)
Doctor Zhivago (disc 1) (R1)
I'm sure I've got at least one more somewhere.
My R1 UE re-release isn't
Sure you're not thinking of Terminator 2?
You're right - my T1 is a DVD-14
I'd much rather have 2 dvd-9's than a dvd-18, purely for the reason that the label on the dvd-9 gives me somewhere to rest my grubby thumb when I'm handling the disc.
Plus I have a Tosh 3109 dusl tray player and I only have to press the "disc change" button on the remote to change the disc over
the 2 disc version of men in black has a dvd 18 for disc 1, although since it's to accomodate a fullscreen version on the other side i've never turned it over! also superman the movie and ben-hur, both region 1. i see the point about people thinking they're getting more with a two disc set, but i remember being quite annoyed when i got my terminator 2 u.e. only to find there were 2 discs!
I have the US 2-disc version of MIB, the one in the black box with the signed poster etc, and it's only on 2 dvd-9's. Disc one has TLJ on the label, disc 2 has WS.
...from my DVD 'collection':
* DVD-14 : A Star Is Born
* DVD-18 : Gettysburg
...both WB R1...
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dvd18 Superman (R2)
dvd14 The fog (R1)
When I place a disc in my drawer I have to touch the top to slide it to make sure it's in correctly. Thats fine with single sided and P&S on the B-side but not for extras on the B.
I have no idea what you lot are on about. Is it the age-restriction for the disc? I assume it's related to the amount of space on the disc?
DVD-5 (12 cm, SS/SL) 4.37 gig (4.70 BB) of data, over 2 hours of video
DVD-9 (12 cm, SS/DL) 7.95 gig (8.54 BB), about 4 hours
DVD-10 (12 cm, DS/SL) 8.74 gig (9.40 BB), about 4.5 hours
DVD-14 (12 cm, DS/ML) 12.32 gig (13.24 BB), about 6.5 hours
DVD-18 (12 cm, DS/DL) 15.90 gig (17.08 BB), over 8 hours
DVD-1 (8 cm, SS/SL) 1.36 gig (1.46 BB), about half an hour
DVD-2 (8 cm, SS/DL) 2.47 gig (2.66 BB), about 1.3 hours
DVD-3 (8 cm, DS/SL) 2.72 gig (2.92 BB), about 1.4 hours
DVD-4 (8 cm, DS/DL) 4.95 gig (5.32 BB), about 2.5 hours
"...I assume it's related to the amount of space on the disc?"
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